COVID-19: Nigeria in second wave as former patients get reinfected, LUTH doctors warn

COVID-19: Nigeria in second wave as former patients get reinfected, LUTH doctors warn

Nigeria is currently experiencing a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH warned on Monday, December 14.

The Resident Doctors further revealed that some patients discharged of COVID-19 in the past are coming down with the virus again.

President of ARD LUTH, Dr. Judith Jolayemi, who sounded the warning while briefing journalists; said that the surge of recent COVID-19 infections suggests the country was in the middle of another pandemic. The health practitioner further advised institutions and the government to return to the status quo; by reinstating the previously initiated precautionary actions towards preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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“Schools after vacating this month may be considered to remain closed until the epidemic curve begins to reverse. Government at all levels should continue to enforce laws regarding adherence to safety protocols; scale-up COVID-19 testing, improve infrastructure and services across boarding; including the airports and ensure the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest time possible.

“The reality is that reopening of the airport is not the major factor but what we are doing to ourselves. When you want to access COVID-19 response, I think we have done a good job; compared to what was predicted and what is going on in other parts of the world. However, we can’t rest on our success because it’s not about how we started; but how we end,” Dr Jolayemi added.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu is currently responding to medical treatment after contracting the ravaging COVID-19 virus, the Health Commissioner revealed on Tuesday, December 15.

1st News had reported on December 10, that Sanwo-Olu, went into self-isolation after one of his close aides tested positive for the ravaging virus and was subsequently, confirmed positive following a test conducted.

This latest health status of the Governor was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.

According to Abayomi“the governor’s health is improving.”

Abayomi stated, “We wish to inform the general public that the health condition of our Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is improving.

“All tests conducted on him recently indicate no signs of adverse impact of the COVID19 infection.

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